A place where mountains and lakes merge, Scottsboro is a beautiful city also known as the Barbecue Capital of Alabama. There are plenty of things to do in Scottsboro, with a historic downtown plus lakes and mountains to explore.
Head down to the lake for great fishing, boating and swimming. You can take a fishing tour and get some help catching the best bass. Also be sure to explore the Sauta Cave National Wildlife Refuge, a 264-acre area with an awesome bat cave. Afterward, finish a busy day with some typical Scottsboro barbecue in one of the great restaurants in town.
If you consider yourself a history buff, visit the Scottsboro-Jackson Heritage Center to see what the town was like in its booming days. Alternatively, anyone familiar with the Scottsboro Boys tragedy will want to take some time in the Scottsboro Boys Museum & Cultural Center that has dedicated resources to educating visitors about the trial and details of this miscarriage of justice.
Early May to late June is a lovely time of year in Scottsboro, with pleasant weather and fewer crowds.